Kanye West Was Admitted to the Hospital
Even by Kanye West standards, this week has been abnormal for the 21-time Grammy Award winner/sneaker kingpin/live performer/self-proclaimed president-elect supporter. After first announcing his support for Donald Trump at a show in San Jose, West then stopped a show on Friday night in Sacramento after three songs and a 17-minute rant in which he aired out his many complaints with the world around him, including supposedly ongoing issues with Jay Z and Beyoncé. (West felt they didn't stick up for him enough, even though, in West's own view, he sacrificed his career for Queen B.)
Couple of days ago it was reported that he had cancelled the remaining dates of his critically acclaimed Saint Pablo Tour, which was set to stop in Brooklyn on New Year's Eve, among several other stops. West's week just took an even darker turn, as now NBC Los Angeles is reporting that West checked into a hospital earlier today, in what one can imagine is something related to these events.
NBC reports that "Kanye West was under observation" and that "a source familiar with the case said Los Angeles police responded to a medical welfare call about 1:20 P.M." So, as of right now, little is known other than that there was no criminal activity involved in his admission (which, good) and that the decision was made to protect "his own health and safety." Now, though we should all avoid speculation before we know more (not that it will stop people like Charlamagne Tha God), it's safe to say that between a nationwide tour, designing a clothing line, making new music, and being a father, it shouldn't come as a surprise if West is simply suffering from exhaustion.
Regardless of our views on Kanye West, his clothing line, or his opinion of Donald Trump, we're sincerely wishing he is okay. We will update you as soon as more information is learned.